Little Girl Shows Up To School Walking Differently, Then Classmates Immediately Notice Her Leg
FaithTap Staff 5/8/2017
The two things that most adults will admit to missing from their childhood are afternoon naps, and of course the school show-and-tell. Who doesn't remember spending considerable thought in picking just the the right toy that would generate awe and wonder from our fellow friends?!
Well, for one young girl in Birmingham, England, the choice was pretty easy! At just 7-years-old little Anu stands out from most of her classmates for one unique reason. Shortly after her birth, a medical condition forced doctors to amputate Anu's right leg.
Needless to say, Anu hasn't known a life different than the one where she wears a prosthetic leg to help her do the things that "normal" kids do.
However, her old prosthetic wasn't up to par with all of the new technological advancements, making it cumbersome for her to play and just be a kid. All of this changed in 2016 when the National Health Service program in England decided to grant 500 children with new advanced blade prosthetics.
These blade prosthetics cost anywhere between $2,500 to $6,500 and have especially been used and appreciated by athletes around the world. But given the high cost, it isn't always something the average family can afford.
Thankfully for Anu, she was one of those 500 children receiving the grant - and life was just about to get so much more fun!
Screenshot via Facebook
Anu couldn't contain her excitement with getting the pink and violet blade prosthetic leg, so she decided to show it off to the rest of her classmates at school.
Needless to say, it was a big hit with the children. For Anu, getting this new prosthetic has meant more freedom to express herself:
"It makes me run faster and do my street dancing faster.''
Screenshot via Facebook
Here is the sweetest video of the kids' reactions when Anu shows off her blade prosthetic.
The video shares the challenges of making such technology accessible to people who need it most, but who might not have the resources to pay for it. We hope that the British government continues to look into creative ways to make future grants possible to even more children and adults alike!
The strides in medical technology are truly inspiring in general - but to see it translated into the joy and happiness of a 7-year-old makes it too much to almost bear. It is amazing to see the kind of support she has from her classmates who think no less of her for missing a leg. Wishing the best to Anu, who no doubt will be running and street dancing like no other!
Sources: Fox 10, Today, The Telegraph FB Image Credit: Facebook/BBC Midlands Today